The Haven‚Äôs Emergency Fund distributes small grants to support women and children to make the first steps away from domestic abuse. Grants are used to purchase essential items for women left with nothing, including white goods, bedding and food vouchers.
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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1065427)
Victims of domestic abuse often experience financial abuse as part of the controlling behaviour of the abuser. Financial abuse can involve preventing women from getting a job, taking all their wages, building up debt in accounts where the victim is the account holder, controlling access to money and hiding household income. This is often a substantial barrier to victims leaving the abusive relationship.Recognising the signs of financial abuse is essential to helping women and children leave.
Our ‚ÄòEmergency Fund‚Äô literally provides a lifeline to women and is essential in allocating small grants to those most in need, who can‚Äôt secure funds from elsewhere, to help re-build their lives. An average grant of ¬£150 per family can make a real difference to women and children who are bravely starting a new life away from fear and abuse.
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